Every now and again, I remember the early days of computing and how important shortcuts were. I might be dating myself, but those early days behind a computer included a lot of DOS commands to search directories and copy, move, and delete files. We would write ‘batch’ files in DOS and save them to perform repetitive tasks. Windows’ earliest versions delivered an interface with icons and shortcuts. Then, with the web, we got hyperlinks and bookmarks. Now, we have apps we carry around with us! Times have definitely changed, but the essence of computing is still about efficiency and organization.
Below I have compiled a list of handy tips for today’s worker bee!
- Create folders with meaningful names, both in your inbox as well as your storage location. This can help you find historical items more quickly